What is Free Software?

Free and open source software is reputable software developed by networks of volunteers, often in collaboration with a socially-responsible corporate partner. Free software can be freely used, distributed, and customised by the community, and is often free of charge too.

Free software is generally leaner and faster on older equipment.

Software Libre

Free and open source software often has a reputation for being 'difficult'. This is outdated these days when free software comes with familiar 'point-and-click' interfaces with easy-to-follow menus and intuitive design. It's becoming increasingly popular and is used by many large corporations as well as by governments and educational institutions, especially in the developing world.

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